I currently teach English part time, usually 5-6 classes per semester for Northwestern State University and Bossier Parish Community College both on the NSU campus in Leesville-Ft. Polk. I also bartend on the weekends. I've been teaching for six years and doing both jobs for four. And when I'm not doing that or writing I'm making movies. See my Youtube channel here: youtube.com/user/fredderman.
My point is I've been too busy to try and publish in hard copy or online mags, which is why I put my stories up on Smashwords. I believe in reading a journal, mag or site before submitting, which eats up even more time. But after a year on Smashwords, it's not working out the way I'd like it. When I try to sell my work on Smashwords for money nobody buys it. So from now on I'm going to try and publish new stories, starting with my latest horror story "A-Haunting We Will Go." (I'm mostly writing all this down for myself, so I remember my plans, and for the two people following my work.)
So enjoy the work I have up here right now. What'll happen next is, if my short stories are rejected enough I'll put them up here for free. And I want to start self-publishing hard copy books. I'll probably start with a short story, a few short stories or a book of poetry.
I only review good works with good writing, story, character, grammar and mechanics, so please consider the reviews below.
I published two short stories in 1994, including "Six Bullets to Kill" in Innisfree and "The Last Tree" in Child Life Magazine. I also won a few campus competitions and published some stories in campus magazines.
I have an MA in Literature and MFAs in Creative Writing and Film Production. I worked in the film industry for about two years, and it culminated in directing Gothic Vampires From Hell. Forgive me for it. I directed it in the style of the producer. It is available on Netflix.